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Power Struggle

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I sat in front of this window banner for some time until I memorised the definition of power. It is the “ability to do or act; strength, might, force, capability of doing or accomplishing something”. 

It’s interesting that we often abuse instead of consume the power we have. We see power as an advantage over others, in which case it is, however; it’s not always utilised in the most rational form. With power you can progress or hinder something and/or someone. Through power you can influence, positively or negatively.  In power you can  create or destruct, its unstoppable what one can do.

Naturally, we strive to gain power, but how?

It can be done in two ways. You can forcefully gain power, through monetary means and hierarchy, or alternatively you can gain power through education, specialisation and hard work, but that entails respect.  Individually, we have some sort of power in certain aspects of life, my question is, in which way have you used it recently?

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Set fire to the rain

Did you know that ‘Pluviophile’ (n) is a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Christy Anne Martin wrote ‘She’s in the clouds, heavy and dark, waiting to fall like rain’.

Petrichor (n) is defined as the scent of rain on dry earth.

Truth- you can’t have a rainbow without rain.

Spoken like a true man, Bob Marley said “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet”.

I LOVE the sound of rain.

Storms don’t last forever.

“I promise these storms are only trying to wash you clean” Jessica Kateoff

Pyjamas all day.

Brontide is the low rumble of a distant thunder.

The smell of rain.

Every raindrop has a different diameter.

Fun fact – Umbrellas were originally designed to protect people from the sun.

Tea, Tea, Tea, Tea, Coffee & socks.

For now, Adele, set fire to the rain…

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On her behalf.

The battle to survive has never been so critical for people in the Middle East, children of war, and refugees. In between the hot trends on Instagram, the breakfast recommendations, travel uploads, and the 9gag upload of the week it’s the below image shared by a dear friend of mine that captured my attention.

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An article states that a reporter came and wanted to photograph this little Syrian girl, so she surrendered fearing that the camera was a weapon. I look at this image and question justice because if this is not heart breaking, what is? Her innocent face reflects tragedy; her eyes speak of terror, confused and helpless.

It’s easy to debate the current conditions and back it up with political policies and regulations but I could tell you that this little girl’s mother and father would die not to have this very look on their child’s face.

This image made me question many things on that day. Till this very moment I cannot fathom what that split second would have been like for this child. Although, if I were to picture a time where her heart would beat 400 times per minute, and her legs would shake standing, this would have been it.

Why am I addressing this? I’m not even sure. But if I could mute one silence, it’s this story that I would like to tell.

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